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How Can President Obama and the GOP Congress Work Together?

Do Now | November 14, 2014 | 334 Comments

How Can President Obama and the GOP Congress Work Together?

This month’s election brought sweeping victories for the Republican party, who secured control of the Senate, retained control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and made numerous gains in local and state governments. What are the challenges of a divided government?

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Why Can’t the Government Work Together?

Community Voices | October 16, 2013 | 2 Comments

Why Can’t the Government Work Together?

Last week, students from all over the nation debated about The Federal Government shutdown through the KQED Do Now project. They were asked who is to blame for the government shutdown? Amongst young folks, the discussion heavily favored the idea that the government work together, compormise, and get the government back in its normal operating mode. We did see a lot of back and forth debating where students played the blame game.

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Do Now #68: Would Stricter Gun Laws Reduce Gun Violence?

Do Now | March 8, 2013 | 774 Comments

Do Now #68: Would Stricter Gun Laws Reduce Gun Violence?

The question that comes up over and over about gun violence is whether we should have stricter gun laws in place. The main issue comes down to two points: maintaining our rights and ensuring our safety.

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Do Now #15: Deal with Debt

Do Now | January 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do Now #15: Deal with Debt

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDedspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now What should Congress do about our national debt? Should the pain fall on the wealthiest Americans […]

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